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News Group settles 17 cases related to allegations of criminality at the Sun

Settlement with celebrities including Les Dennis and Samia Ghadie means Murdoch publisher will avoid phone-hacking trial<p>The publisher of the Sun and the defunct News of the World has settled 17 cases of phone hacking and illegally obtaining personal information, avoiding a high-profile court …

'You can't just walk away on a plane': passengers on drinking at airports

As the government announces a review of 24-hour airport alcohol sales, Manchester holidaymakers have their say on the issue<p>Jack Rice, 19, is at Manchester airport with a group of friends waiting to go on his first “lads’ holiday” to the Spanish party resort of Magaluf, on Mallorca. The group have …

No. 5! SpaceX lands another rocket during Space Station cargo launch

SpaceX pulled off its fifth rocket landing in the last seven months early Monday morning, this time bringing a booster back during a successful cargo launch toward the International Space Station (ISS).<p>SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 12:45 a.m. EDT Monday from Cape Canaveral Air …

Space Exploration

As Russian planes bombard Syrian rebels, debate over anti-aircraft missiles returns

It has been a difficult month for the Syrian air force and its Russian allies. In April alone, rebel forces claimed to bring down three aircraft: two Syrian jets and one Russian helicopter. Each incident sparked a frenzy of speculation about whether the opposition had obtained anti-aircraft …

Middle East
Middle East

Comment: The North Korean threat to Israel

Indeed, North Korea is directly linked to just about every menace facing Israel, and it is time for the Jewish state to do something about this …

Phil Mickelson continues to entertain, but Tiger Woods forever stubborn

One is a young 45. The other, an old 39.<p>Phil Mickelson doesn't act his age. And for that, we are eternally grateful. He used a piece of cardboard to slide down a hill at Whistling Straits on Friday, joking: "I looked graceful at the finish."<p>Tiger Woods, meanwhile, is as stubborn as your great …